Kinase 2018:
towards new frontiers

8th RSC / SCI symposium on kinase inhibitor design


Monday-Tuesday, 14th-15th May 2018

Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, UK



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Downloads and Links

First announcement

Abstract template - closing date is 31st March


Venue website

Venue location map

Travelodge Fourwentways online booking

Accommodation suggestions

RSC website

SCI website - to be uploaded



With more than 25 FDA-approved small molecules, the field of kinase inhibition continues to attract significant investment from the drug discovery and development community. The 8th RSC/SCI symposium on kinases will encompass case studies of ongoing programmes as well as successful past programmes. A range of topics including CNS kinase inhibitors, allosteric inhibitors and non-oral delivery methods will be covered, along with views and perspectives on the future of kinase inhibitor research.


Outline Programme and Confirmed Speakers

The programme will consist of invited oral communications, poster presentations and a relevant trade exhibition.


Dr Julian Blagg, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Dr Youcef Mehellou, Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK

Dr Klaus Okkenhaug, University of Cambridge and Babraham Institute, UK

Who should attend?
This event is aimed at all scientists interested in furthering their knowledge of kinases. It will also have wider appeal to members of the drug discovery community eager to understand how enzyme inhibitor programmes are approached and executed across the pharmaceutical industry.


Call for Posters

A poster session will take place at the end of Day 1. A one-page abstract should be submitted to the Secretariat by 31st March 2018. When submitting posters, delegates should indicate whether they would be prepared to give a single-slide summary of their poster in a formal presentation session that will take place on Day 1.


Download a poster abstract template here.   Closing date is 31st March.


Students and Bursaries

Discounted rates will be available for RSC and SCI student members, and some student bursaries will be available on application.


Sponsorship and Exhibition

There will be a relevant trade exhibition and further details are available from the secretariat. Sponsors are encouraged to support this established event.


Delegate pack inserts may be booked at 250 - no more than two sheets of A4 fixed together.




Babraham Research Campus, Babraham Hall, Babraham, Cambridge, CB22 3AT UK


Venue location map

Venue location weblink



A number of bedrooms have been held (via InCorporate Venues) at the Travelodge Fourwentways, and rooms may be booked online via this weblink, to obtain preferential rates.  Any unbooked bedrooms will be released at midday on 16th March, and cancellation is not possible thereafter.


Free coach transport (see below) will be provided between the venue and the Travelodge Fourwentways and Whittlesford Parkway railway station.    Other hotel suggestions may be found here.


Coach Transport

A coach has been booked to provide transport as outlined below.   This is provided gratis, and you are advised to book your requirements at the time of registration, as the limited number of spaces will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.   Times will be inserted later.


Monday, 14th May - morning
1st    Whittlesford Parkway railway station
2nd   Travelodge Cambridge Fourwentways
to     Babraham Research Campus

Monday, 14th May - evening
from  Babraham Research Campus
1st     Travelodge Cambridge Fourwentways
2nd    Whittlesford Parkway railway station

Tuesday, 15th May - morning
1st    Whittlesford Parkway railway station
2nd   Travelodge Cambridge Fourwentways
to      Babraham Research Campus

Tuesday, 15th May afternoon
from  Babraham Research Campus
to      Whittlesford Parkway railway station

Organising Committee

John CummingRoche and SCI
John HarrisCJH Consultants
Pascal SavyCharles River and SCI
Mihiro SunoseSygnature and RSC

Martin Swarbrick


Cancer Research Technology and RSC
Andrew ThomasAstraZeneca


Secretariat Contact

Maggi Churchouse Events, 3 East Barn, Market Weston Road, Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JJ, UK

E-mail Maggi Churchouse to register an interest in this symposium.

Telephone: +44 (0)1359 221004


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